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From "Emmanuel Bourg (JIRA)" <>
Subject [jira] [Commented] (RNG-19) System generator (/dev/random)
Date Mon, 26 Sep 2016 13:59:20 GMT


Emmanuel Bourg commented on RNG-19:

bq. Commons RNG provides implementations of pseudo-random numbers generators

I take this as a description of the RC2 content, not a strict limitation of the project scope.

bq. There will be practical problems when assuming that the API can be an interface to external

What kind of problems?

bq. Commons RNG, as a component, should not go down the CM path.

This is unlikely, the scope of random number generators is much more limited than the whole
field of math algorithms.

> System generator (/dev/random)
> ------------------------------
>                 Key: RNG-19
>                 URL:
>             Project: Commons RNG
>          Issue Type: Wish
>            Reporter: Emmanuel Bourg
>            Priority: Minor
> Commons RNG could include a random number generator based on the output of /dev/random
or /dev/urandom on Unix systems.
> Commons Crypto has an implementation that could be used as a starting point:

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